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Gill Sans Nova is an remaster of the existing Gill Sans typeface from Monotype. Known improvements of Gill Sans Nova compared to Gill Sans (MT): Expands the Gill Sans family from 18 to 43 fonts (including weights that haven't been digitized before and new weights drawn by George Ryan). OpenType features such as experimental characters from historic ...
Adhesiontext is a dummy generator with several language options, including the ones you want
It's called a Ligature and is designed to aid in reading. You can customarily turn off ligatures via the OpenType Panel in Illustrator: You can also select the ligature and use the Glyph Panel to choose a different glyph if you'd like.
I found this, when looking for German filler text. http://loremipsumonline.com/en/languages/german-lorem-ipsum-generator?g=de It does include special characters and uses capital letters for nouns (unlike some of the answers above) but the text created does make real (random, but grammatically correct) sentences. Because they are readable, you may need to ...
We got there in the end and I thought it was worth adding our experiences for anyone who stumbles across this post. The site we were working on was on Squarespace, using Typekit font packages. It turns out the default delivery for Typekit doesn't include the macron characters. By setting up our own Typekit and selecting "All Characters" we could get a ...
I think the best approach is to use the advanced search tool on your web font service. For example, if you're using Google Fonts, you'd search for "Latin Extended" fonts, and use "ā a" as the test text, to confirm that it contains the macron'd a in the font.
As suggested by Scott, it really depends on what the font foundry decided to name the variants. 'Book', 'Regular', 'Medium' or even 'Normal' are variants I have encountered. Variants named 'Book' may be as heavy as other foundry's 'Medium' and vice versa. tl;dr There's no fixed rule, let yourself be guided by the font face names but don't be bound by them.
To add to Lakawak answer (who is right), yes back in the beginnings of newspapers, typesetting was the reason why newspapers were limited to only use multi-columns. It was a technological issue caused by the printing process. As Supercat also mentioned: Now, as for any other graphic design projects or layouts, the reason why newspapers or some ...
The use of multiple columns is used for many reasons. Not only is it easier to read, it allows printers to draw attention to more important articles by making columns larger. It provides structure to the page and separates the articles in a way that naturally catches the eye (think rule of thirds.) It also works better for type, and easier to fit in ...
Slowing down helps. If I carefully and exactly draw each letter and go about one to two words per minute, it is clear enough that other people can read it. It is still painful to look at but it can be read.
I was able to make a hyphenated word break only at the hyphen, without using a discretionary hyphen, using 2 GREP styles in the Body Copy paragraph style. I simply expanded on the GREP code that Alan Gilbertson originally posted. Both GREP styles use the No Language character style. The first GREP style is (?<=-)[\l\u]+ which will apply the No Language ...
For Italian typography, the best book I can recommend is Regole editoriali, tipografiche & redazionali by Fabrizio Serra. One could find it on Amazon.it, or other main Italian bookstores.
I am amazed that not one of the responses gave the ACTUAL reason which is that it is far easier to work with shorter line lengths when it comes to the type set. This is especially true with the Linotype machine which revolutionized the newspaper industry. These devices actually formed the type set plates as they went along, line by line, creating molds that ...
I don't like anything. Not because I'm a hater but the name is wrong, the font is wrong and using a fishbowl is wrong as well especially to fish lovers (and by fish lovers, I'm not speaking of gastronomy.) You can't use a fishbowl for saltwater fish. You can't use a fishbowl because it's probably the worst habitat for a fish. And you can't use a fishbowl ...
I can't help but wonder why you don't just examine the Appearance panel to see the effect there. But then, perhaps you only have the screenshot and not the actual Illustrator file. The only way I can think to do this would be via blending modes. If you fill the interior of the type with black, then set the blending mode to Screen, the black will disappear ...
You won't be able to do this with text that can be editable as a text object. You'll have to outline it. Create your type. Kern it, track it, whatever. Outline it. Create a copy, paste it in back, move it down to create the shadow. Blend the two to create the 3D shadow effect. Create another copy of the original outlines, paste in front, subtract from 3D ...
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